Hotelier-developer Ian Schrager today unveiled the sales office and model apartment of his planned hotel-condo tower rising on the Lower East Side, along with the first real renderings of the residence's interiors. Swiss starchitecture firm Herzog & de Meuron is designing 215 Chrystie Street's silvery concrete-and-glass exterior, while John Pawson is responsible for the interiors. (The same "dream team," by the way, designed Schrager's own penthouse at real-estate success story poster child 40 Bond.)
"I like to call it 'refined gritty' or 'tough luxe'," Schrager said, standing in front of a model of the 32-story building. "If you give me time I'll come up with other words." (Words he later used included: "edgy and tough," "elegant and pure," "really really spectacular and groundbreaking.") The 11 residences that will sit atop the 370-room Public hotel will officially launch sales tomorrow, with listings going live online later this week, according to Douglas Elliman broker Kirk Rundhaug. Price start from more than $7 million for a two-bedroom, half-floor apartment, while the full-floor units on the 30th and 31st floors will be more expensive, naturally. The penthouse, which takes up the whole 32nd floor plus a roodtop deck, will be "in the twenties."
· First Look Inside Herzog & de Meuron's Awaited Condo/Hotel [Curbed]
· More Looks at Schrager's Chrystie Street Hotel/Condo Tower [Curbed]
· Herzog & de Meuron to Design Schrager's Chrystie St. Hotel [Curbed]
· All 215 Chrystie Street coverage [Curbed]
· The 44 New Developments Hitting The Market This Fall [Curbed]